Profile : Ms Sylvia Elizabeth Lucas PDF Print E-mail

PREMIER OF THE NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE

  • Ms Sylvia Lucas became involved in political activities in 1980 whilst schooling at Carlton van Heerden high school in Upington.
  • 1983 – 1995
    As a community Activist was part of leading the rent boycotts in Rosedale community, Upington.
  • As ANC leader in the branch, formed part of the delegations to the Transitional Council to ensure communities get prepaid electricity when they could not afford conventional electrical power.
  • Initiated the Oasis Centre for People with disabilities under the banner of the ANC Women’s League during late 1990's.
  • Founding member of Radio Riverside community radio in Upington.
  • Served as Executive trustee of the Northern Cape Educare Trust and a member of the Ikemeleng Trust that served Free State and Northern Cape.
1993 - 1994 ANC Women’s League – Branch Chairperson – Rosedale Branch
1994 – 1996 ANC and ANC Women’s League REC member – Upington region
1996 – 1998 ANC Women’s League – Regional Secretary – Upington region
1998 - 2000 ANC Women’s League – Regional Chairperson – Upington region
1996 - 2000 ANC REC and RWC Member – Upington Region
2000 – 2004 Became the first Regional Chairperson of the merged Upington and part of Kuruman Region, known as Siyanda region.
2004 – 2007 ANC PEC-member
2000 – 2007 ANC Women’s League PEC and PWC Member
2006 – 2008 ANC Women’s League acting provincial secretary serving on the Women’s League NEC in an -ex Officio capacity
2008 – Date Deputy Provincial chairperson of the ANC Women’s League
2008 - 2012 ANC PEC and PWC – member – re-elected
2012 – Date Re-elected ANC PEC and PWC-member
2014 – Date    
Elected Provincial Treasurer of the ANC

 

PUBLIC POSITIONS AND WORK HISTORY

1983 – 1999 Public Servant – Department Social Development
1995 – 1999 ANC PR Councilor – Upington Municipality
1999 – 2000 Community Development Worker - /Khara Hais Municipality SAMWU Shopsteward  and Chairperson of Upington Local
2000 – 2004 Member of the Provincial legislature
2002 – 2004 Elected as Exco member of the Association of Public Accounts Committees
2004 – 2009 Member of the Provincial legislature, serving as ANC – Whip
2004 – 2006 Elected as Deputy General Secretary of Association of Public Accounts Committees
2006 – 2009 Elected as General Secretary of Association of Public Accounts Committees
2009 – Date Member of EXCO – Environment and Nature Conservation
2013 23rd May 2013 Appointed as Premier of the Northern Cape Province